Maud

August 6, 2014 § 4 Comments

ORIGIN:
Alternate spelling of “Maude“, diminutive of “Matilda“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Malta, Mat, Mathilda, Matilda, Mattie, Matty, Maude, Maudie, Tilda, Tilde, Tillie, Tilly, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Lady Maud, Robin’s mother, who must go away to serve as lady-in-waiting to the Queen, in The Door in the Wall (written in 1949 and set sometime between 1327-1377), by Marguerite de Angeli.
– Maud Aplin, a snobbish, bragging girl from a snobbish, bragging family, in “Esther Bodn”, from Nora Perry’s A Flock of Girls and Boys (1895).
– Maud Fletcher, Fanny Fletcher’s younger sister and a pupil at the dancing school where Jessie Delano works, in “An Ivy Spray and Ladies’ Slippers”, from A Garland for Girls, by Louisa May Alcott, 1887.
– Maud Fleming, Ally’s cousin, who is perhaps too quick to agree, in “Ally”, from A Flock of Girls and Boys.
– Maud Hallett, friend of the Gray girls and Berry Joy, in A Little Country Girl (1885), by Susan Coolidge.
– Maud Lorton (called “Maudie” when her youngest sister wants something from her), the soft-hearted middle sister of the Lorton family, in “The Youngest Miss Lorton”, from The Youngest Miss Lorton, and Other Stories by Nora Perry (1889).

WRITERS:
– Maud Hart Lovelace (1892-1980), American author.

QUOTATIONS:
– From the poem “Maud“, written in 1855 by Alfred, Lord Tennyson: “Come into the garden, Maud, / For the black bat, Night, has flown, / Come into the garden, Maud, / I am here at the gate alone”
– “Maud Muller” is a poem written by John Greenleaf Whitter in 1856, which explores the theme of “what might have been!”, begins: “Maud Muller, on a summer’s day, / Raked the meadows sweet with hay. / Beneath her torn hat glowed the wealth / Of simple beauty and rustic health.”

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